Liked and loved – January 2017

It’s been a really quiet month here.

I’m still not feeling better after coming down a flu-type bug on new year’s eve.  Nearly a whole month of feeling poorly and run down means that we’ve not really been up to much.

But I’m looking to focus on the good!

So here are some things I’ve liked and loved in January.

Catching up with my parents.

For various reasons I hadn’t spoken to my Mum for far, far too long.  I’ve been going to bed super early, or the kids have just been manic, and days and weeks had just disappeared.  So when I finally managed to phone her, in peace, for a chat it was just lovely.

And I had the wonderful news that my Dad has been signed off by the consultant following his hip operation last year.

I feel so much better now we’ve spoken, so now I just have to make sure that we don’t go that long without speaking again!


Nasal spray.

For some reason I have always associated nasal spray with geeks.  I’m really not sure why, but I’m inclined to blame 90s american tv programs!

Anyway, this month nasal spray has been my hero.  Call me a geek if you want, I don’t care!  My nose has been so blocked up with this virus that I don’t think I would’ve been able to get any sleep if it wasn’t for nasal spray easing the congestion.

Meeting Nerys’ teacher.

Nerys will be starting a pre-school class as soon as she turns 3, which I’m both excited and sad about.  I know she’ll thrive there, and she’s ready to go.  I’m just not sure I’m ready for her to go yet.  But, after meeting her teacher a few weeks ago, I know it’s the right decision for her to go.

I think she’ll get so much out of it, and it’ll really help her gear up for nursery class in September.


A child-free evening out.

We had a real treat at the start of the year.  Rhys and Nerys went for a sleepover at their grandparents’ house.  And Steve and I went out.  With friends.  For dinner.  At a proper restaurant!

It was so, so lovely to have time to chat and catch up with our friends without the children running around and constantly interrupting.

And the restaurant we went to was fab.  The food was delicious and the atmosphere was just really laid back which I loved.  If you’re ever looking for a relaxed meal out in Swansea you should definitely check out Gilligans in Sketty!


So there we have it.  

A really quite quiet month, but one that still had plenty of things to be grateful for.

I’m just hoping that February brings some good health with it!


A Cornish Mum
Mr and Mrs T Plus Three


  1. Laura - dear bear and beany 27/01/2017 / 7:22 pm

    Gorgeous picture of Nerys. Holly started preschool after Christmas, it’s only 1 morning a week but I miss her. We really need to make more time for going out together as a couple. X #LikedandLoved

  2. farmerswifeandmummy 27/01/2017 / 7:25 pm

    Oh how rubbish you have been poorly all month. I really hope next month is better. Yay for geeks 😉

    • This glorious life
      02/02/2017 / 10:47 am

      Haha, yay indeed! And thank you, I think I’m finally starting to feel better! x

  3. Alana - Burnished Chaos 29/01/2017 / 6:06 am

    The virus going round at the minute is awful so I really feel for you, both my parents have had it since Christmas and with the exception of one week when we she was better, so has my 2yr old. I hope you feel better soon. Great news about getting out for an actual meal that you could eat hot!

  4. Stevie 29/01/2017 / 7:25 pm

    I hope you’re feeling better, there seems to be so many things going around at the moment. I do love a child free night out, it is so good for you as a couple in my opinion. Here’s hoping that February is a great month with no illness for you.

    Thanks for linking up to #LikedandLoved

    Stevie x

    • This glorious life
      02/02/2017 / 10:47 am

      Thanks Stevie. Touch wood, I think I’m finally starting to shift this bug! x

  5. Emma T 31/01/2017 / 10:29 pm

    Nice to get out child free. I admit I’m a lover of the cold nasal sprays. N uses them too when he’s ill. Best thing, and I find they work better than tablets. #thelistlinky

  6. Stacey 02/02/2017 / 3:42 pm

    That’s great news about your dad being signed off, i hope you are finally feeling better soon. Yay for child free nights out, although i always feel so guilty the next day as i work full time i tend to try and spend all the time possible at weekends and in the evenings with Olivia.

    • This glorious life
      06/02/2017 / 2:33 pm

      It’s really good news, thank you! It’s so hard isn’t it, I think mum-guilt can be so hard to shift sometimes! x

  7. Helena 02/02/2017 / 10:11 pm

    I’m sorry to read that you’ve been poorly for a lot of the month. Children sure do grow up so fast. I’m really surprised that the little ones start going at 3. What happened to going at 5? #LikedandLoved

  8. Kim Carberry 03/02/2017 / 11:30 am

    I hope you are feeling a bit better now….January seems to be rubbish for colds and bugs. I’ve been full of cold for a couple of weeks and the nasal spray has really helped me….
    Aww! I hope your girl settles in well at pre-school. It’s good you have found one you like.

  9. natalie 05/02/2017 / 6:37 pm

    Such a lovely picture of your parents – I am the same I’m so close to my Mum but sometimes days pass and I haven’t had a chance to speak to her – the weeks honestly go so fast. Glad to hear you are starting to feel better – February is usually a sick month in our house! #likedandloved

  10. Sarah 11/02/2017 / 11:11 pm

    I hope you’re feeling better now – being ill is rubbish! It sounds like you managed quite a few positives despite the illness though. I dream of a night out with my husband – maybe one day my children will sleep and we’ll be able to get a babysitter 🙂 #LikedandLoved

    • This glorious life
      13/02/2017 / 10:36 am

      We’re really lucky to have my in-laws so close to us, so they are able to baby sit for us and it doesn’t matter so much if the children wake up when we’re out! x

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